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 0Posted on Feb 10th | re: Franz Ferdinand Turns 10 (63 comments)

“It could be your first taste of alternative-leaning pop-rock, something that gave you a hint there was something beyond the nu-metal that dominated your hometown’s aesthetic” – that was it for me. I had heard bits of The Strokes and The White Stripes but this was the first band that made me realize how much better “alternative” rock could be than say, Linkin Park or Green Day (I was 14). It started the journey that took me to Modest Mouse and Arcade Fire later in the year, and soon after to Neutral Milk Hotel, Spoon, and My Bloody Valentine. So I would like to thank Franz Ferdinand for being a gateway cool band for suburban 14 year olds.

 0Posted on Nov 18th, 2013 | re: Win A Beatles BBC Vinyl & Book Prize Pack (343 comments)

A Day in the Life

 0Posted on Oct 11th, 2013 | re: Album Of The Week: Danny Brown Old (52 comments)

I was hoping lousy with sylvianbriar would get more attention. Understandably people seem to have given up on Of Montreal after their last few messy albums but the new one is really enjoyable.

 +5Posted on Oct 10th, 2013 | re: Watch Kanye On Jimmy Kimmel Live! (133 comments)

My biggest issue with Kanye is this: he constantly talks about how he doesn’t want to kiss anyone’s ass yet expects everyone to do the same to him. If he really didn’t care what people thought of him he wouldn’t be blowing up when someone pokes some gentle fun at him.

 0Posted on Oct 4th, 2013 | re: Win A Paul Simon Complete Albums Collection 15-Disc Box Set (220 comments)

Born at the Right Time

 +6Posted on Sep 17th, 2013 | re: Sleigh Bells Soundtrack The First iPhone 5c Commercial (17 comments)

Waaaaah a band I like is making money! How dare they sell out after I illegally downloaded their album two years ago.

 0Posted on Jun 12th, 2013 | re: Let's Shortlist The Song Of The Summer 2013 (298 comments)

Get Lucky should be the song of every summer from now on.

 +8Posted on Apr 19th, 2013 | re: Daft Punk - "Get Lucky" (127 comments)

This feels like when you see a movie because the trailer looked amazing, but then you find out that all the good parts of the movie were in the trailer. Except in this case the movie is just the trailer looped over and over again.

I like this song but do wish there was more to it… maybe the album version will have some kind of epic outro?

 +12Posted on Dec 21st, 2012 | re: Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums Of 2012 (250 comments)

This list is totally predictable. Which is not a bad thing! Pitchfork lists are not Breaking Bad episodes. So good job Pitchfork for being consistent, and for including Death Grips and Swans in your top 10.

 0Posted on Dec 20th, 2012 | re: Pitchfork's Top 100 Tracks Of 2012 (234 comments)

What do you know, this list is still intact. Add Bat for Lashes, Cloud Nothings, Burial, and Ty Segall Band, you’ve got the top 20.